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Simon Huxley

Partner

Sydney

Simon Huxley

Partner

Sydney

Simon is a partner in the Asia Pacific Projects team. He is a specialist in construction and commercial contracts. He has extensive experience advising on a wide range of construction and procurement documentation (including bespoke EPC, EPCM, D&C and supply and installation contracts as well as the associated industry standard forms), drafting, reviewing and negotiating shareholder arrangements, concession agreements, joint venture arrangements, supply and off-take contracts, technology licensing agreements, operations and maintenance arrangements and mining and oil field services agreements.

His practice involves advising sponsors, project companies and financiers (including ECAs and international commercial banks) on project development and project finance transactions in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors.

Simon is a specialist in construction and commercial contracts. He has extensive experience advising on a wide range of construction and procurement documentation (including bespoke EPC, EPCM, D&C and supply and installation contracts as well as the associated industry standard forms), drafting, reviewing and negotiating shareholder arrangements, concession agreements, joint venture arrangements, supply and off-take contracts, technology licensing agreements, operations and maintenance arrangements and mining and oil field services agreements. Simon has also negotiated financier direct deeds with respect to many of these documents.

Simon's other experience includes advising:

RATCH on the development and financing of the Collinsville Solar PV Project.

KEPCO on its proposed acquisition from AGL of a 50% stake in the AUD1.2bn Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia – the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere at that time.

ARENA in relation to its partial funding for the Lake Bonney 25MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in South Australia.

The financiers to a bidder for the Transmission Gully Toll Road PPP in New Zealand.

A contractor and equity participant in respect of the Cross River Rail PPP Project.

JBIC as ECA and lender, and the commercial lenders in connection with the USD100m financing of a project company to be set up by Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc and PT Indonesia Power for development and construction of the 47MW Rajamandala hydroelectric power plant IPP in Indonesia. This project benefited from a MIGA Guarantee.

Lenders (including OPIC and SMBC) in relation to the project financing of the 70MW Sidrap wind energy project to be developed in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

World Bank Group on preparing the most recent update to the Report on Recommended PPP Contractual Provisions, including by providing detailed commentary on SE Asian programmes.

A leading FSRU owner on the terminal use (tolling), governmental implementation, long-term FSRU chartering, financing and terminal construction arrangements for a floating regasification terminal to be located at a nearshore location in Bangladesh.

The sponsors and project vehicle on the USD20bn project financing of the mega integrated Ichthys LNG project, which included eight ECAs and 24 commercial banks, including JBIC, NEXI, KEXIM, KSURE, COFACE, HERMES, ATRADIUS and EFIC. This was the world's largest-ever project financing.

Fluence Energy, LLC on its participation in a consortium appointed to supply and install one of the first utility scale (30MW/30MWh), grid-connected lithium-ion batteries in Victoria. The project was developed through the Victorian Government’s Energy Storage Initiative and partly funded by the Victorian Government and ARENA.

KEPCO on its proposed acquisition from AGL of a 50% stake in the AUD1.2bn Macarthur Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia – the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere at that time.

Lenders (including OPIC and SMBC) in relation to the project financing of the 70MW Sidrap wind energy project to be developed in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Kansai Electric Power, EGAT International and Lao Holding State Enterprise on the financing of the USD809m, 290.4MW Nam Ngiep 1 crossborder hydropower project in Laos PDR.

Transport for NSW in relation to the preparation of the project agreement associated with its procurement of the NSW Regional Rail PPP project, including all preliminary risk matrix matters associated with the project.

The financiers to a bidder for the Transmission Gully Toll Road PPP in New Zealand.

The financiers in connection with the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP Project in Queensland.

A confidential client on a full-scale review of the Philippines PPP program, including in relation to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport PPP project.

A leading FSRU owner on the terminal use (tolling), governmental implementation, long-term FSRU chartering, financing and terminal construction arrangements for a floating regasification terminal to be located at a nearshore location in Bangladesh.

The commercial lenders and ECAs on the Roy Hill mine, port and rail project financing in Australia. The transaction involves ECA financing by JBIC, NEXI, KEXIM and K-SURE. Likely to be the largest ever project financing in the global mining sector. In particular, Simon had carriage of the power related matters associated with the project, including long term PPA and transmission line development documentation with respect to the mine site.

Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, 2004

Academic

The University of New South Wales, 1998

Australian National University, 2004